Canter for the Cause Returns to Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park will once again provide equine owners and enthusiasts a unique experience to walk, trot, or canter their horse across the legendary track when it plays host to the second Canter for the Cause Monday, March 15.

Participants will choose from three groups (walk, trot, canter) when registering. All participants will have a chance to have their pictures taken in the winner’s circle by Gulfstream Park. All riders must wear helmets, proper boots or shoes, and face coverings. All horses must have a valid and current Coggins to show at registration. Temperature checks will be taken upon entrance.

Entries close Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. There is no day of registration.

Registration is $50. All proceeds from the event will go to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.

Canter for the Cause is sponsored by Gulfstream Park and the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.

Participants will need to register by 10 a.m. the day of Canter for the Cause. The first group will go out at 11 a.m.

“This was such a well-received event last year for all the participants and volunteers that we wanted to hold it again within state and local health protocols, as well as our own,” said Mike Lakow, Vice President of Racing at Gulfstream. “Canter for the Cause is a great way to raise awareness for Thoroughbred aftercare. We know this year’s event will be a memorable one.”

“The TAA is thrilled to once again be the beneficiary at Gulfstream Park’s Canter for the Cause,” Stacie Clark, Operations Consultant for the TAA. “The inaugural 2019 event was a resounding success and was sorely missed in 2020. The TAA is grateful for Gulfstream Park’s dedication to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare and looks forward to a fun day on the track.”

To register and pay by credit card, click here.

For more information click here or call Nikki Bernstein at (954) 817-1441.

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